Welcome to the web site for CAMRA Scotland & Northern Ireland Branches
The aims of the Campaign for Real Ale - CAMRA are:
To protect and improve consumer rights.
To promote quality, choice and value for money.
To support the public house as a focus of community life.
To campaign for greater appreciation of traditional beers, ciders and perries as part of our national heritage and culture.
To seek improvements in all licensed premises and throughout the brewing industry
CAMRA is a non-profit, consumer organistion with over 156,481 members in the UK. The aim of this website is to act as a portal for all eleven CAMRA branches located in Scotland and Northern Ireland. With over 200 local CAMRA branches throughout the UK, CAMRA Scotland and Northern Ireland Branches (SNIB) is one of 16 regional areas and represents a steadily increasing membership in excess of 4500.
Scotland & Northern Ireland Branches - Pub of the Year
Kelso pub, The Cobbles is named SNIB Pub of the Year. The award presentation to The Cobbles will be on Saturday 12th October, time to be confirmed. All are invited, indeed encouraged, to attend.
The Club of the Year is again, the Ravenswood Club (Royal British Legion), Banchory. Aberdeen, Grampian & Northern Isles Branch will arrange the presentation of the award.
Champion Beer of Britain
It's that time of year again when members can become actively involved in the selection process to find the Champion Beer of Britain. Members are asked to nominate beers from Scotland and Northern Ireland they feel worthy of consideration. This is easily done from your home computer by visitng www.cbobvoting.org.uk and logging in using your membership number and password.
There are eleven beer styles available to choose from and the nomiated beers will then be judged along with those put forward by other CAMRA regions over the next few months. The deadline for your nominations is 31 December 2013.
4500th Member Recruited at Paisley Beer Festival
A very successful recruiting drive led by SNIB membership co-ordinator, Bob Wallace, has seen CAMRA membership in Scotland and Northern Ireland pass the 4,500 mark. John Frame, a native of South Shields but now resident in Glasgow was warmly welcomed to the CAMRA cause by Refrewshire membership secretary, Brian Torrens.